Tiwi Islands

Location: Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia

Project proponent: Land Development Corporation

Sector: Tourism / agriculture / aquaculture / industrial

Investment type: Long term lease

Project status: Investor ready

Project description

Map of Tiwi Islands in relation to Darwin and Asia, overlay maps showing relative scale of Sinagpore to the Tiwi Islands.The Land Development Corporation is working with the Tiwi Land Council and the Tiwi Aboriginal Land Trust to support economic development on the Tiwi Islands by providing the private sector with investment opportunities through the Tiwi Development Framework Agreement.

Access: Made up of the two large, relatively undeveloped islands of Bathurst and Melville, the Tiwi Islands are strategically located only 70kms north of Darwin and are readily accessible by plane, barge and ferry.

Climate: Like most of the Northern Territory, there are two seasons during the year - wet and dry. The dry season is from May to October, and the wet season is from November to April.

Environment: The Tiwi Islands are around 7800 square kilometers, which is 10 times the size of Singapore. With a population of only 2600 people or 0.1% of the population of Singapore. The coastline comprises 1000kms of pristine beaches, headlands and sunsets.

Attractions and activities: The Tiwi Islands have a range of attractions and activities including popular fishing lodges, art centres, native wildlife and cultural museums.

There are a range of development opportunities available on the Tiwi Islands, via long term leases of up to 99 years. The leases will be established on a commercial basis with a fair market value for rent. There are a range of business models that may be suitable including private ownership and a joint venture with Tiwi people.

Tiwi Island opportunities

There are a range of development opportunities available on the Tiwi Islands, via long term leases of up to 99 years. The leases will be established on a commercial basis with a fair market value for rent. There are a range of business models that may be suitable including private ownership and a joint venture with Tiwi people.

Tourism

The Tiwi Islands are the perfect back drop for your tourism venture with a unique landscape, white sand beaches, tropical rainforests and an array of native wildlife.

Aquaculture

Sea or land-based farming of fish, prawns, clams, oysters, crabs and sea cucumbers.

Agriculture

Fruit and vegetables, buffalo and forestry.

Industrial

Marina, barge landing and water bottling.

Project proponent

As the Northern Territory Government's strategic land developer, the Land Development Corporation plays a crucial role in planning for economic growth and development of the Northern Territory, in a commercial manner.

View of sea from Bathurst Lodge
View from Bathurst Lodge, image courtesy of Tracey Ryan

Contact details

Land Development Corporation

Phone: +61 8 8944 0900
enquiries@landdevcorp.com.au
landdevcorp.com.au

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